Środowiskowe seminarium fizyki atmosfery

Broadening of cloud droplet spectra through turbulent entrainment and eddy hopping

dr Gustavo Abade

Instytut Geofizyki, Wydział Fizyki, UW


8 grudnia 2017 13:15, ul. Pasteura 5, sala 1.01

This seminar is concerned with the effects of cloud turbulence and turbulent entrainment on the CCN activation and evolution of the cloud  droplet-size spectrum. We simulate an ensemble of idealized turbulent  cloud parcels that are subject to stochastic entrainment events.
Turbulent mixing inside the parcel, supersaturation fluctuations, and the  resulting stochastic droplet activation and growth by condensation are  simulated using a Monte Carlo scheme. We show that turbulence plays an  important role in aiding entrained CCN to activate, broadening the  droplet-size distribution towards both small and large sizes.